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Computer application in Malaysian shipyards

Samian, Yahya and Yaacob, Omar and Tay, Kho Jim (2006) Computer application in Malaysian shipyards. In: Advances In Marine Technology 2006. Penerbit UTM, Johor , pp. 1-24. ISBN 978-983-52-0546-0

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Computer application in shipbuilding industry can be traced back to the early 60’s. However, its extensive use in shipbuilding CAD/CAM system only began in mid 80’s following the availability of relatively cheaper computer graphics and introduction of NC machines. Since then, rapid progress has been observed although not as fast as that in other manufacturing industry. This may be due to the fact that shipbuilding is always regarded as a complex job oriented industry together with the conservative attitude of many shipbuilders in venturing into new technology. However, in the present development of computer technology (hardware and software) and its peripherals, networking and communication technology, many modern shipyards have not only use computers to facilitate some of their activity but also have use computer to integrate and coordinate their entire technical and business operation. From simple standalone computer program in the early sixties, many modern shipyards are now adopting the fully Computer Integrated Manufacturing, CIM. Indeed computers will become the heart and brain of the future shipbuilding industry.

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:25649
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:23 May 2012 07:37
Last Modified:02 Jun 2014 01:58

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